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    Good afternoon Woodland Hills Staff and families,

     

    This morning the District was informed that a building administrator has tested positive for the COVID-19 virus at the Turtle Creek Steam Academy.  Out of an abundance of caution the Turtle Creek Steam Academy will be closed immediately and all activity within the building stopped.  No Turtle Creek Academy employees are to report to work.  All instruction will be moved to virtual and teachers are expected to teach remotely from outside the building (home).    Building staff and students should take all necessary steps to remain healthy and safe.  Testing and self-quarantining is highly recommended.   The entire Turtle Creek School building will be closed 10/17 to 10/23.  All questions should be directed to Principal Dr. Livingston.   

    Stay safe,

     

    James Harris, 

    Superintendent   

     

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Rankin Promise Program

Rankin Promise Program
235 Fourth Avenue
Rankin, PA 15104
412-271-2957

Please see links to the right to find any information you may need.

Program Description

The Rankin Promise Program is an alternative education program for students within the district who have demonstrated at-risk behaviors.  The program features a full academic curriculum identical to courses used within our district's other schools.  Students will receive instruction in the four core areas of English, Math, Science, and Social Studies.  Students are also expected to participate in physical education and a social skills class.  At the Elementary Level, students continue participation in physical education, art, music, and library classes.  Students will have the opportunity to maintain a regular and steady progress towards graduation while, at the same time, receiving counseling and academic support that helps them identify their individual obstacles to success and then overcome them.  The Wolverine/Rankin Promise Program enrolls regular education students and students with disabilities in grades 1 - 12.  Credit recovery is available for students who are in need of credits toward graduation.  

Placement within the Program

Students are placed in the program on the recommendation of the building administration, school psychologist, counselors and/or school board.  An informal hearing with parents and student will take place with building administration.  Once determined that the student will attend Rankin, an intake meeting occurs with the administrator, staff, and other relevant personnel for the purpose of explaining the program format and expectations.  Both parent and student are required to sign a behavioral contract and a Wolverine Promise Program contract prior to placement.

Goal of the Program

The goal of the program is to provide students, who are experiencing difficulty being academically and/or behaviorally successful in the normal educational setting, an opportunity to develop appropriate learning and behavior skills.  These skills include academic strategies, social skills training, and emotional self-awareness training.  It is the goal of the faculty and staff to meet the diverse needs of these students through the use of collaborative efforts of students, families, school and community agencies.  The objective of the program is to return students to the mainstreamed school environment when they have met their individual goals.  It is expected that students will be in the program a minimum of one academic semester or 45 days before transition is considered.